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Zoopolis: What will animal liberation look like?
Date Friday August 24
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorDirect Action Everywhere
Emailcrueltyfreetummy [at] gmail.com
Location Details
Berkeley Animal Rights Center (2425 Channing Way, Suite C, Berkeley)
'Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights' is a book that deals with the many questions that arise when we start to envision animal liberation.

- What should we do about animals that have become completely dependent on humans?

- What should we do about animals that are part of our urban areas but are not domesticated?

- What should we do about animals in the wild?

Zoopolis argues that AR theory has spent too much time focusing on negative rights (don't kill, don't confine, don't abuse). Instead, this book explores what positive rights we owe our fellow animals who have been wronged by our society.

This event will be a short talk by Corey Rowland and Orlando Torres followed by a group discussion.

PS: Not necessary to have read the book, but we highly recommend doing so anyway.
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Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) is a grassroots network of animal rights activists. Through open rescue, demonstration, and disruption, we are creating a world where every animal is safe, happy and free.

DxE cultivates a welcoming and supportive community. We ask that all those who attend our events (online and offline) respect our Code of Conduct which can be reviewed at http://dxecodeofconduct.wikispaces.com/Code+of+Conduct.

To learn about our vision, goals, strategy and more check out the San Francisco Bay Area chapter Activist Handbook here: https://dxe.io/sfbayhandbook

LOCATION/DIRECTIONS: Most of our events are held at the Berkeley Animal Rights Center located in Suite C at 2425 Channing Way. If taking BART, get off at Downtown Berkeley station, walk south on Shattuck Ave (for 5 blocks), make a left on Channing Way, and walk another 5 blocks until you see the big red pillars - you’re here! We strive to offer walking buddies to attendees who feel unsafe walking to/from BART or other short distances in the area - please email us at sfbay [at] directactioneverywhere.com to request a walking buddy.

PARKING: There is a parking garage at the center (free for the first hour) and metered street parking in the vicinity. Please remove all valuables from your car.

ACCESSIBILITY: The Berkeley Animal Rights Center has stair-free access from Channing Way. The front doors of the center open to 5ft wide. The bathroom entrance is 34” wide, and there is one accessible stall with horizontal grab bars on the right and back of the toilet. The toilet is 18” high.

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail sfbay [at] directactioneverywhere.com

Added to the calendar on Monday Aug 6th, 2018 10:54 AM

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